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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
1. What I’m reading at the moment
More Than This by Patrick Ness
I took the weekend “off” from reading after getting through Winter in two days (it’s nearly 900 pages!). Even so, I’ve made good progress on More Than This this week and hope to finish tonight or tomorrow morning. So far, I don’t love it as much as A Monster Calls or Chaos Walking, but it’s very good.
The blurb: A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies. Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive. How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place? As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
2. The last books I read
24 Hours by Claire Seeber
Sadly, I failed to connect with the main character and so didn’t enjoy this as much as I’d hoped. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: Here today. Dead tomorrow?
My best friend, Emily, is dead – killed last night in a hotel fire.
But it was meant to be me.
Now I have 24 hours to find my daughter.
Before he finds out I’m still alive.
24 Hours is a fast-paced, intelligent psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
I’m so pleased to be able to say the final installment in The Lunar Chronicles was as much fun as the rest of the series. Very long, but highly entertaining. Here’s my full review.
What it’s about: This is the fourth and final installment of the Lunar Chronicles series. If you’d like to know more, check out my review of Books 1-3: Cinder, Scarlet and Cress.
3. What I’ll read next
I have a couple of things on request from the library. I’ll read whatever comes in first! If neither of these come in, I’ll just have to hunt out some alternatives 🙂
The Bones of You by Debbie Howells
What it’s about: A stunning, wonderfully assured psychological thriller that evokes Gillian Flynn and Alice Sebold, The Bones of You revolves around a young girl’s murder and one woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The blurb: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?
What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.
Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
Not exactly an “easy” bake last week, but it was my son’s 3rd birthday and he loves cars, so I made him a cake shaped like a car!